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May 19, 2011
Kings getting to know Jimmer

CHICAGO - The Kings are looking to upgrade their perimeter shooting and will meet with some players that could help in that area.

The headliner in the group is BYU star Jimmer Fredette, who might be the most well known player here with Kemba Walker giving him a run in that area.

Fredette averaged 28.9 points as a senior and was the Player of the Year for several publications. He shot 39.6 percent from three-point range. But at 6-2, Fredette might be forced to play point guard in the NBA even though he has more of a scorer's makeup.

Duke forward Kyle Singler and Providence guard Marshon Brooks are also slated to speak with the Kings, both who would be perimeter players.

Singler (6-8, 230) isn't the defender that the likes of Kawhi Leonard or Chris Singleton are, but he can shoot and the Kings want to improve their three-point shooting. Singler would be an option for the Kings in the second round.

Brooks (6-5, 190) was a big-time scorer for the Friars. He averaged 24.6 points as a senior.

The Kings also have plans to meet with Texas power forward and potential lottery pick Tristan Thompson. Thompson (6-8, 225) averaged 13.1 points as a freshman before entering the draft.



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